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Founder & CEO
The Malian Foundation

Personal Profile

Simon has nine years of industry experience ranging from management consulting at IBM, banking at Westpac and the Commonwealth Bank, telecommunications at the National Broadband Network, and the hedge fund industry at Two Sigma Investments.

Simon holds a Bachelor of Information Technology with Distinction from the University of Technology Sydney, a Master of Commerce with Merit in Finance and Accounting from the University of Sydney, and a Master of Science in Computational Science & Engineering from Harvard University. Simon was elected a Menzies Scholar during his time at Harvard and is also a former Young Australian of the Year finalist.

Areas of experience

  • Product Strategy
  • Partnerships
  • Hiring, team and culture development

Industry Experience

Management consulting
Hedge funds

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